Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure

Your diet, exercise levels and weight have a real effect on your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you can start lowering blood pressure today by eating more healthily and being more active.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Explained


High Blood Pressure

View information on high blood pressure (hypertension) symptoms, causes and if you need to lower your blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

You may be asked to record your blood pressure at home as this gives a more accurate indication of your normal blood pressure than a one-off reading when you come to the GP surgery.

More information

Clinic and home treatment targets

Home blood pressure diary

Advice on Choosing a Blood Pressure Monitor

Please see the below website for advice, or discuss with your local pharmacist who can also advise you on your needs.

Blood Pressure UK: How to Choose the Right Blood Pressure Monitor

British and Irish Hypertension Society: Validated BP Monitors for Home Use